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    This seems to be a story that although started last year has gained national and now worldwide attention since trump had to put in his two cents.I beleive it needs a thread of its own..

    Nationwide Boycott of the NFL - Sunday November 12th.

    Those taking a knee in the NFL have every right to do so according to their right to freedom of speech and peaceful protest, covered in the 1st amendment. However, just because you have the right to do something doesn’t always mean you should do it.

    People are not upset that players are protesting. People are upset that they are bringing politics into football for one, and that they are choosing to protest during the moment we take in honor of those veterans fighting and fallen for our freedom.

    Now there is a boycott being shared via Facebook and word of mouth. November 12th just happens to be an NFL Sunday during Veteran’s Day weekend.

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    New it wouldn't be long, just read Shannon Sharpe says the Pittsburgh patriot should not have broke ranks with the rest of the teaming showing his patriotism.See they have the right to kneel, sit ,lay down or any other pleasure, other than standing but the patriot doesn't.

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    I don't totally disagree with Sharpe's opinion. I do think team unity is important but in this case I disagree. I think VIillanueva had as much right to go out and respect the anthem as Kaepernick had to sit and disrespect it. But I think we are getting conflicting reports. This article says that everyone in the locker room accepted that he would be exempt from the teams decision.

    There appeared to be some confusion in the Steelers locker room after Villanueva came out of the tunnel for the anthem.

    Offensive tackle Chris Hubbard told Penn Live that the players, by a slim majority, voted in favor of staying off the field instead of standing on the sideline holding hands.

    "We thought we were all in attention with the same agreement, obviously," linebacker James Harrison told the website. "But, I guess we weren't."

    Hubbard, however, said everyone in the locker room accepted that Villanueva would be exempt from the team's decision.

    "Al was cool with it, with whatever we went through. He was on board. That's Al, man," Hubbard said. "He's a good guy."
    NFL national anthem flap sees Steelers coach Mike Tomlin rap Alejandro Villanueva, while his jersey sales soar | Fox News

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2631 View Post
    I don't totally disagree with Sharpe's opinion. I do think team unity is important but in this case I disagree. I think VIillanueva had as much right to go out and respect the anthem as Kaepernick had to sit and disrespect it. But I think we are getting conflicting reports. This article says that everyone in the locker room accepted that he would be exempt from the teams decision.


    NFL national anthem flap sees Steelers coach Mike Tomlin rap Alejandro Villanueva, while his jersey sales soar | Fox News
    All in for team unity while they are on field, you know in private they all have separate agendas,and want to use their platform to spread their thoughts.
    Double standard as usual, whats good for one isn't good for all.

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    Seems like a lot of people are quitting being NFL fans over this....I haven't been a serious fan of anybody since the 80's....I hardly watch it....but I did play for a bunch of years as a kid and was a big fan back then..

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    I understand why some of these NFL players are protesting.But as other things in life there is a time and place for everything.. Protesting the National Anthem is not the place..I Believe that this is further dividing the country..

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    This will be one of many that will lose their precious endorsements.. Congratulations to the sponsors for standing up..

    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/von-mil...225340969.html

    Denver Broncos star pass rusher Von Miller knew very well that kneeling for the national anthem could cost him money. His teammate, linebacker Brandon Marshall, took a knee last season and lost endorsements.

    The same thing happened to Miller on Monday. Phil Long Ford in Denver said it wouldn’t be continuing its sponsorship agreement with Miller, the Super Bowl 50 MVP who is enormously popular in Denver. A spokesman for Phil Long Ford told CBS4 in Denver that it wasn’t firing Miller, but it was in a contract renewal negotiation and Miller kneeling for the anthem caused them to cut that off.

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    Name any professional sport, and their famous players, and I will show you an overpaid bunch of individuals. ( along with the owners )

    However, with freedom comes the right to protest.

    As Dale Jr. tweeted, and I am in complete agreement with:
    All Americans R granted rights 2 peaceful protests
    Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable-JFK

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    college football is the honest wholesome games to watch...without the overpaid players.
    Go USC!!!!!

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